Join us this Sunday!
8:00 am in the Chapel
10:00 am in the Sanctuary

No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

Photo taken at the Easter Sunrise Service, April 20, 2014


First Church in Brief:

Serving the Rochester, NH community since 1731

A member of the United Church of Christ

A progressive Christian voice on the NH Seacoast

We affirm all people are created in God's own image regardless of race, gender, religious background or sexual orientation





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Sermon Jan 18 2015 from First Church Congregational on Vimeo.

Rev. Eliza reflects on the call for civil rights and discipleship, from John 1:35-51.

If the video doesn't work or your computer is slow, try the audio version:

Follow Rev. Eliza's blog "Sermonizing"

Tuesday February 17

~ Macaroni & Cheese ~    
~ Pancakes ~

~ Bacon  ~ Scrambled Eggs ~
~ Decadent Desserts ~
~ Beverage ~

Tickets (at the door): $7.00 (ages 5-10: $4.00, under age 5: Free)
Film Series
PAY2PLAY: Democracy's High Stakes
made by John Ennis

Thursday February 26, 2015 @ 6:45pm
Discussion will be facilitated by Eric Zulaski of the
American Friendship Service Committee (AFSC).
Refreshments will be served.
A free will offering for the AFSC is welcome.
Sunday March 8
Bring your treasures for verbal appraisal
by Rochester NH’s John Bruno,
as featured on PBS Market Warriors

$5.00 per item, with a max of 3 items per person
Sorry, no appraisals for precious gems, coins or stamps
Proceeds to benefit Our Church's Wider Mission

All are welcome in this place

The flag which hangs over the First Church front entrance is a symbol of our affirmation that wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

Rev. Eliza recently said we are:

"Hopeful that our witness brings hope to those who despair.

"Hopeful that we may embody, as a church, the perfect love that drives out fear, and become a place of safety for all of God's children.

"May we always be a church and a people of the Gospel, serving Christ as we serve our neighbors: the hungry, the homeless, the imprisoned, the despairing, the fearful, the hurting, the abandoned."